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Pope Benedict XVI on Friday emphasized the similarities between values held by Christians and Muslims during a meeting with Muslim leaders in Berlin and said they should work together to build a better world.

'We can offer an important witness in many key areas of life in society,' the pope told a gathering of 15 Muslim representatives from Islamic associations and charities and Islam teachers.

'I am thinking, for example, of the protection of the family based on marriage, respect for life in every phase of its natural course or the promotion of greater social justice.'


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